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Subject: [IP] more on STUPID STUPID High-Def Forced To Down-Convert

  • From: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • To: ip@v2.listbox.com
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:54:41 -0500



Begin forwarded message:

From: Bob Frankston <Bob2-19-0501@bobf.frankston.com>
Date: January 25, 2006 4:22:16 PM EST
To: dave@farber.net, ip@v2.listbox.com
Subject: RE: [IP] ] more on STUPID STUPID High-Def Forced To Down- Convert


And need I remind people that 1920x1080i or even p is not especially high
these days?


But you have to remember we are talking about a vast and deep conceptual
chasm. To computer people the HD DVD just holds more bits than an SD one.
To Tellywood they are unrelated product since each product is a one-off
creation with special rights just for that. Forget about those 500GB disks
that reduce these plastic discs to the role of millstones with no purpose
other than preventing the bits from escaping.


You can't even show old content on TV without renegotiating the rights.

While the na&#xEF;ve folk writing that old US Constitution had the idea of
trading temporary protection in return for contributions to the public good
this is about single instance creations that are designed to not have a
future. After all, if they don't have a future you can resell them again by
simply printing them in a different form and voila, something new to sell.


Those who don't think abstractly are free to think that every instance of
every thought is both special and not worth remembering. After all, if you
live in a static brittle world the future is full of dangers not
opportunity. Or to put it another way, if you teach someone to fish you
lose a customer. Educated customers are competition ... need I go on?


-----Original Message-----
From: David Farber [mailto:dave@farber.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 15:32
To: ip@v2.listbox.com
Subject: [IP] ] more on STUPID STUPID High-Def Forced To Down-Convert



Begin forwarded message:

From: &quot;Mike O'Dell&quot; <mo@www.woot.com>
Date: January 25, 2006 3:00:58 PM EST
To: dave@farber.net
Subject: Re: [IP] more on STUPID STUPID High-Def Forced To Down-Convert


when are people going take the hint that Hollywood does not want HD to be successful?

Hasn't anyone noticed that making Home Theatre
*better* is in direct opposition to Hollywood's
financial interests?  They *want* film to always be better.
True, they are happy to take money for inferior DVD
releases, but by keeping the &quot;film experience&quot;
better than anything you can do at home, they
keep that cash cow chomping away at your green.

	-mo




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